Recognising saints: stigmata

Stigmata are the common attribute of Saint Francis of Assisi

During a vision, Saint Francis of Assisi was miraculously marked with the stigmata – the wounds from the nails and the lance that Christ suffered during his Crucifixion

Botticelli, 'Saint Francis of Assisi with Angels', about 1475-80
Botticelli, Saint Francis of Assisi with Angels, about 1475-80 

Saint Francis is often shown in a brown habit, the robe of the Franciscan Order, with wounds of the stigmata in his hands and feet.

Saint Francis of Assisi with Angels
Sandro Botticelli
about 1475-80
 
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